Monmouth, IL -- The Beloit College Baseball team last played a game on March 15. In Florida. Two weeks ago.
On Saturday they finally got back on the field, earning a split at Monmouth College. The Bucs won game one 4-0 before dropping the nightcap 2-0.
In the opener, Mike Gulve staked Beloit to a 1-0 lead in the second on a run-scoring single, scoring Jake Parrott. Austin Martinez increased the lead to 2-0 in the fifth with an RBI single that scored Adrian Peil. Gulve then capped off the scoring with a two-run double in the sixth, plating Matt Meade and Parrott.
Ryan Kaveney was the beneficiary of the run support, twirling scoreless baseball thru eight innings, scattering six hits with nine strikeouts and one walk. Andrew Kane finished it up in the ninth, allowing one hit.
Gulve, Martinez, and Alex Lawrence each had two hits.
In game two the Fighting Scots turned the table on the Buccaneers, snapping their five-game winning streak. Beloit got just five hits, one each from five different players. The Bucs had runners in scoring position in the first, sixth and eighth but couldn't get the one big hit.
Jim Leyhane took the tough loss, allowing the two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks in eight innings complete.
Beloit stays in Illinois to play a doubleheader at Knox College on Sunday. First pitch is at 12 noon.